Friday, March 30, 2007


I totally do NOT get Brian Wilson's album SMiLE. Admittedly, I have absolutely NO understanding of the 40 years' anticipation and while I really love Pet Sounds I'm not sure I see Wilson's songbuilding as evidencing the greatest technical genius of our age. But this album just strikes me as a bit odd. It's like the redheaded VERY YOUNG stepchild of Pet Sounds. It has the feel of a children's album--funny sounds, silly hooks and the occasional just weird-feeling song. I'm just not sure why the world should listen to this. D+

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